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Mark Smithyes, MBA, Member of the Executive Committee

Mark is known as a transformational leader drawing on his experience from a 30+ year career in Life Sciences. His extensive career includes various senior leadership positions in pharmaceutical and medical device multinationals like Novartis and Alcon as well as founding, running, and exiting a successful life sciences start-up venture. In 2017, Mark founded Janus Life Sciences Consulting to help other entrepreneurs drive their business success, focusing on seed and early-stage fundraising, strategy, and commercialization.

Mark serves on the Expert Review Panels for both Genome Quebec’s Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) and the Ontario Centre of Innovation’s (OCI) Life Sciences Innovation Fund (LSIF). He also leads the Life Sciences Practice at Delphic Research. He is on faculty at the University of Toronto’s Master of Biotechnology program and Toronto Metropolitan University’s Life Sciences Talent Accelerator. Mark is on the Board of Directors and is former Chair of Life Sciences Ontario. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and the Schulich School of Business.